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August 30, 2014
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Eastside Meals on Wheels 40th Anniversary Open House
Posted 8/29/2014
Eastside Meals on Wheels will have a 40th Anniversary Open House Sunday, Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m., at River Village East, 2919 Randolph St. NE, in the Community Room. There will be a short program at 2:30 p.m., plus door prizes. Everyone is welcome.
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Mission Nutrition Dining Edition, Sept. 18
Posted 8/29/2014
Eastside Meals on Wheels, the nonprofit serving warm meals and warm smiles to local elderly and disabled folks, is having a fundraiser, the Mission Nutrition Dining Edition. Dine at a participating restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 18, and a portion of what you spend goes towards serving homebound neighbors in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis, and St. Anthony Village. Participating restaurants include Anchor Fish & Chips, Red Stag Supper Club, Element Pizza, Punch Pizza, Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar and Bowling Center, Mattie’s on Main, Jax Cafe, Marino’s Deli, Kramarczuk’s, Stanley’s, Emily’s Lebanese Deli, Moose on Monroe, The Bulldog NE, Chipotle (Northeast location only), and Ray J’s American Grill. For more information, call 612-277-2529, or visit www.eastsidemeals.org.
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Avoiding scams and frauds: Financial literacy for seniors
Posted 8/29/2014
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Heights Public Library, 820 40th Ave. NE. Protect your savings and investments by recognizing questionable marketing practices and techniques.

Register online at www.anoka.lib.mn.us or call Barb at 763-706-3690.

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Active Aging Week at Logan Park, Sept. 22-26
Posted 8/28/2014
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A very Crafty Field Trip at Silverwood
Posted 8/28/2014
Crafty Planet and mnartists.org are teaming up for a day of art making, music, creative play and an outdoor art fair, Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Shop for Minnesota-made crafts at the No-Coast Craft-o-Rama, enjoy Paul Spring and Bomba de Luz in concert, see new sculpture and poetry installations along the trail, plus enjoy plenty of art activities, nature exploration, the giant parachute and lawn games. There will also be a gallery reception from 2-4 p.m., for "Ours is as Well" by Minneapolis based artist Mayumi Amada. Free and open to all ages.
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The Story of Architect Avenue, Sept. 17
Posted 8/28/2014
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Heights library seeks volunteers
Posted 8/28/2014
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Chess Club get together, Sept. 8
Posted 8/28/2014
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Caramel Fest at Mt. Carmel Lutheran
Posted 8/28/2014
Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 St. Anthony Pkwy. NE, will host a Caramel Fest Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., celebrating caramel and community in NE Minneapolis to help "The Sheridan Story" feed hungry in the neighborhood. The event will include children’s games, food (including Rusty Taco food truck), silent auction, Finnegan’s reverse food truck (accepting food donations) and live music featuring Matt Wilson and John Munson. For more information, visit www.caramelfest.org.
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Georgia Lonchar solo exhibit at Q.arma
Posted 8/28/2014
Q.arma Q1 Gallery, 1224 Quincy St. NE, will host a solo exhibit of of Georgian Lonchar’s fabric art, painting and digital art, Sept. 4-Sept. 26, with an opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-10 p.m., during "First Thursday" in the Northeast Artist District. Georgia’s passion for art in various forms has followed her throughout her life from her originals in Croatia to Germany in the 1990s and then to the United States, first in California and now in Minnesota. Additionally, on Sept. 4, many of the Q.arma Building’s resident artist’s studios, featuring textiles, soy wax candles, pottery, paintings, wood art, and graphic designs will be open. For more information, call 763-772-3709, or visit qarmabuilding.com.
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MinnAnimate 3 showcases Minnesota animation
Posted 8/28/2014
MinnAnimate 3, the third annual festival of Minnesota animation, will light up the screen of the Film Society of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in the newly renovated St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. The one night animation festival will feature over 30 animated shorts by animators of all ages, from Minnesota and just a bit beyond. These small films have been created by animating drawings, clay, puppets, people, paper, scratches, and even road kill. Some will make you laugh, some will make you think, some might make you wonder. Many of the animators who created the work will be present for a Q and A session after the screening. The festival is organized by Minneapolis animator John Akre, who received a 2014 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The grant allowed him to practice "street animation," creating stop motion animation with people at public events with his "street animation station," a bicycle delivered portable stop motion animation studio. For more information, visit www.MinnAnimate.com.
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Don Nolan and the American Tattoo
Posted 8/28/2014
The American Craft Council, 1224 Marshall St. NE, announces its free fall lecture series starting Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m., with "Don Nolan and the American Tattoo." Master tattoo artist Don Nolan joins ACC director of education Perry A. Price for a discussion of the traditions, techniques, and apprenticeship of this elusive, permanent, and most ancient of all human art forms. With a career in tattooing that began in 1955, Nolan is both a rare witness to and active participant in the seismic changes tattooing has undergone in the 20th century, from enigmatic folk art to a ubiquitous form of self-expression. Upcoming lectures in this series will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, through December. For more information, call 612-206-3100 or visit craftcouncil.org.
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Fall Fine Arts Show, Sept. 19-Oct. 5
Posted 8/28/2014
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) presents its annual Fall Fine Arts Show, a showcase of more than 140 NEMAA members’ artwork for sale. Painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture and more will be featured at the Solar Arts Building’s 3rd floor gallery, 711 15th Ave. NE, Sept. 19-Oct. 5 (gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 5-9 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 p.m.), with a free, public opening reception party Friday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m., where, in addition to the artwork, guests will enjoy a silent auction, live musicood and refreshments by Create Catering and Indeed Brewing, open artist studios in the Solar Arts Building, an awards presentation for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention, plus a chance to meet and mingle with Northeast artists and art enthusiasts alike. Guests are invited to vote for the "People’s Choice Award," which will be awarded at the end of the show. More information at nemaa.org/fall-fine-arts-show.From the Friends of the Northeast Library: "We needed a donation box and thought, "We belong to a community of artists" so it made sense for us to request artists make and design a box and we would offer up prizes to the winners: 1st $200, 2nd $150, and 3rd $100. The Friends have chosen three finalists: Sandra Brick, Carol Nagan, and Regina Walsh. The Friends of the Northeast Library will use the three donation boxes at our events around the NE Community: the December book sale, the Northeast Farmer’s Market, author talks at the Northeast Library, the Northeast Parade, NEMAA events, and wherever we are invited. We are proud to present the three finalists and have you vote on the boxes."
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Social club for people with special needs
Posted 8/28/2014
New members and volunteers are welcome! First event of the season will be a bingo night, Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Chamber Town Talk: Public Education in Minneapolis
Posted 8/28/2014
Join the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce for a Chamber Town Talk on the state of public education in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 8-9:30 a.m. at Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. NE. Hear about district-wide changes and triumphs, new achievement initiatives and local innovations at community schools. Speakers for the event include Bernadeia Johnson, Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Michael Walker, Executive Director of the Office of Black Male Student Achievement, and Carla Steinbach, Principal of Edison High School. Admission: $10/members, $15/non-members. To register, call 612-378-0050 or visit www.minneapolischamber.org.
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NE Network meeting, Thursday, Sept. 11
Posted 8/28/2014
The Northeast Network is a monthly breakfast seminar held at the Eastside Food Co-op’s Community Room at 2551 Central Ave. NE. The discussion focuses on civic issues of interest in Northeast Minneapolis. Next meeting: Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30-9 a.m. is entitled, "NE by the Numbers." The 2010 Census may have been completed four years ago, but the government continues to gather data and provide up-to-date information about the social and economic needs of our communities. Hear the City of Minneapolis Principal Planner Haila Maze give an overview of how Northeast Minneapolis is changing and how community groups and businesses can access and use the updated demographics of the area. The event is free; RSVP to or call the co-op at 612-788-0950 for more information. Upcoming meetings and topics: Oct. 9: "How to Tell Others (including yourself?) They Sound Racist: Conversations About Stereotypes," at Northeast College Prep, 2511 Taylor St. NE; Nov. 13: "Shop Local in NE Mpls" at EFC.
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CUMC seeks vendors for rummage sale and flea market
Posted 8/28/2014
Community United Methodist Church, 950 Gould Ave. NE, will host a rummage sale Friday-Saturday, Sept. 12-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a flea market on Saturday. Tables for the Saturday flea market can be rented for $20 if you use your own table/ $30 if you need a table, to sell crafts, antiques, unwanted items, etc. In addition to the flea market there will be a bake and craft sale and lunch will be available in the church basement both days. Handicapped accessible. For more information, call the church office at 763-788-9009 or Barb Miller at 763-788-8071.
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Heights Library Foundation spaghetti dinner, Sept. 10
Posted 8/28/2014
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Prevent falls with Tai Ji Quan
Posted 8/28/2014
Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based fall prevention program which helps to improve strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning, and prevent falls in individuals with balance disorders. The program is able to accommodate people with mild mobility issues such as using a cane. Trainer Donna Kavanaugh will teach how to expand your balance zone, increase range of motion in the ankles, and strengthen the lower extremities, while integrating mind-body-sensory systems as a fall prevention. The 12-week program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 3-Nov. 24, 1-2 p.m., at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. NE. Wear comfortable shoes and cotton clothing for ease of movement. The cost is $20 for 24 one-hour sessions. Space is limited. Call Laura at 612-781-6011 to register. Your doctor’s permission is advised.
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Rockin’ Out Teen Homelessness, Sept. 20 at Salo Park
Posted 8/28/2014
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Photography exhibit at 2001 A Space, opens Sept. 19
Posted 8/28/2014
Rigid structure and flowing dream-material coexist in an exhibit of new and selected photographs by local photographer Doug Johnson on display Sept. 19-28 at 2001 A Space, 2001 5th St. NE, with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 19, 6-10 p.m., and gallery hours Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, through Sept. 28.
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POP UP TV: Fort Night @ MTN, Sept. 18
Posted 8/28/2014
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Learn how to improve your sleep, Sept. 9 at Shift Fitness
Posted 8/28/2014
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Edison Class of 1948 reunion, Sept. 3
Posted 8/28/2014
The Edison January and June Class of 1948 will celebrate its reunion on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 12:30 p.m. at Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. NE. For more information, call 612-781-1812.
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Wee Bop music classes
Posted 8/28/2014
Wee Bop, now in its ninth year in Northeast, offers age-appropriate, affordable early childhood music classes. Fall classes begin in early September, and are held at 2510 Cleveland St. NE, in Northeast United Methodist Church. Classes include Junior Rock (4-5 years), Tots & Tunes for (2-3 years), My First Music Class (0-12 months) and Instruments Adventures for the older toddlers. For more information, call Chellie Brown at 612-414-9545, or visit www.weebopmusic.com.
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Let’s get stARTed, Sept. 14
Posted 8/28/2014
During this free monthly art program, families can drop in and try their hand at an art project, check out the current show in the Silverwood art gallery, and explore the grounds.
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Saturday morning Camera Club at Silverwood, Sept. 13
Posted 8/28/2014
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Join the Northeast Community Band
Posted 8/27/2014
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Cub Scout Pack 5418
Posted 8/27/2014
Cub Scout Pack 5418 welcomes boys from Kindergarten to 5th grade from Northeast Minneapolis and surrounding areas to learn new skills, play games, be outdoors and make new friends. Learn more at the next Pack meeting on Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. or at the sign-up night on Thursday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. at Waite Park, Pillsbury and Marcy schools.
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Mississippi River Heritage Day
Posted 8/26/2014
Celebrate the Mississippi River on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-4:30 p.m., at the Kroening Interpretive Center in North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court. Participate in minnow races, create a boat to launch in the current, make a fish print T-shirt (bring your own shirt), and meet animals that live along the river. Go on a digital scavenger hunt or try the stream table. Solve a history mystery, meet Jacques the Voyageur, and learn to make rope, apple cider, and popcorn over the fire. Walk along the National Park Service’s giant River Map, make a "green" cleaner with the Minneapolis Green Team, and visit the Department of Natural Resources FiN tank of river fish. There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides from 1-4 p.m. and a puppet show by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz at 2 p.m. Fishing poles are available for children to use. Cost is $5, or bike to the event and save $1. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. Bike to the event and save $1. Open to all ages. Call 763-559-6700. Co-sponsored by the Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association.
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Fall Festival at All Saints Church
Posted 8/25/2014
All Saints Church, at 5th St. and 5th Ave. NE, will have their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The festivities will include $2,000 in cash prizes, plus two drawings for a JAX brunch for two. The event will also feature Polish food, desserts, refreshments and beer garden, flea market, silent auction, pull tabs, wine booth, raffles and prizes, children’s activities, a strolling musician, and a bocce ball tournament.
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Free home energy visits for Hawthorne residents
Posted 8/25/2014
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Shrek auditions, Sept. 2-3
Posted 8/25/2014
Morris Park Players presents "Shrek the Musical." The group is holding auditions for parts for children and adults ages 9 and up on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Edison High School auditorium, 700 22nd Ave. NE. Call backs will be Friday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Prepare as follows: Memorized verse and a chorus of an up-tempo song (90 sec. long or less). Bring sheet music for accompaniment. Dress for movement. Be prepared to list all scheduling conflicts for Sept. through Nov. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8.
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Free dog training to owners of "power breed" dogs adopted from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
Posted 8/25/2014
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MSP Music Expo brings dozens of music sellers together
Posted 8/25/2014
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Brighten a senior’s day
Posted 8/21/2014
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Actors & Spectators
Posted 8/21/2014
Kolman & Pryor Gallery, located in Studio 395 of the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, presents, "Actors & Spectators," an exhibition of new work by Farida Hughes. Hughes has long been taken with the phrase "All the world’s a stage..." which opens the famous monologue in Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It. Using paintings and installations, the artist explores "how we participate in our world via movement" as both players and viewers. The show runs Sept. 13-Oct. 25, with a free public reception Saturday, Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m. The reception is also part of coordinated gallery openings and receptions celebrating the seventh anniversary of Form + Content Gallery, 210 2nd St. N, Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.kolmanpryorgallery.com, or call 612-385-4239.
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Free home energy visits for Hawthorne residents
Posted 8/21/2014
The Hawthorne Neighborhood Council has pledged to pay the full cost ($70) for Home Energy Squad visits for the first 50 households in the neighborhood that schedule their visit. The Home Energy Squad Enhanced visit involves two energy consultants who visit your home for two hours sharing ideas of how to save energy in your home and installing lots of energy saving products to help you start saving right away. Products they may install include door weather stripping, water heater blanket, CFLs, faucet aerators and shower heads, and programmable thermostats. For more information or to schedule, call Beth at 612-335-5874 or visit mncee.org/hes-mpls.
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